Now that life is post-graduation, I'm coming to realize that the transition from student to "real person" for me isn't going to happen just because I have a diploma. Time-management, task lists, and progress seem more urgent now than ever (even than when I was in school). Time is so easy to let go of, but once it's gone, there's no getting it back.
That lesson was really pounded into my head this weekend, when I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of Phillustration at The Philadelphia Sketch Club, where I interned last summer. A number of my fellow alumnae and my previous professors had work in the show (juried by Dave Palumbo!). Such greats as Charles Santore, Robert Byrd, Dave Palumbo, and Tony Auth were in attendance, and had work on display. Talking to all the artists and viewing their work reminded me how important it is for me to wrangle in my time and use it well - the competition out there in the Philadelphia art world is great!!!
Phillustration is amazing this year especially! Besides the already mentioned big-wigs who have work up, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell each have a piece hanging for the second year in a row. The show's up till July 16 - GO!!!
A special congrats to my friend and former-fellow-classmate, illustrator Michelle Santiago, who took home from the show the 1st place in the student category!
Talk to you soon....!
June 29, 2011 @ 12:27